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    Tire size question on the vmax

    Hi everybody, I have a vmax and the rear tire is a 150-90-15. I have read that alot of people put the 170-80-15 on rather than the stock size. Do you guys know what the differance in the size is? I know it's wider but is it any taller?

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    90% of 150mm is 135mm. 80% of 170 is 136mm. They're almost identical, but that's a lot of tire for that rim. Your handling will be negatively affected and it might get mushy with so much squeeze on the sidewall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RowdyRed94
    90% of 150mm is 135mm. 80% of 170 is 136mm. They're almost identical, but that's a lot of tire for that rim. Your handling will be negatively affected and it might get mushy with so much squeeze on the sidewall.
    Hmm, I wonder why people do it then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis
    For looks probably.
    Yup. Nothing more.
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